I got two Hopods (heavy discount) and using them so far without an Apple Music account or Apple Match sub. I like the design. I'd give 85-95% sound rating with 2 speaker stereo, 80% for 1 speaker. Mac audio - < 20%. I like how well Siri can hear you with music on, amazing. I like the playback from my iPhone iTunes music (no Siri search support). I like the repeat and varied speed play (for News and podcasts) and the music commands Siri will do. I would prefer a wired option, not only wireless. (but never gonna happen at Apple) My use without an Apple Music account or Apple Match sub - 'Purchased' music (in Apple cloud) works well with full Siri support, but can I have an interactive list of Purchased songs as they play? You can't make playlists in the Purchased playlist folder. You can only choose Purchased music via Siri with song name, artist, or album name. I do like News, Beats Radio 1 and podcasts access. Lag, lag, lag .. .Do not like the lag with ALL audio from Mac, especially for video, youtube, and Final Cut. Do not like Siri lag and having to repeat Hey Siri everytime. Do not like the glitchy and non-stereo Mac audio output, (I'm reading that Mojave may not fix this). If I can't use these lag-free and in stereo for all Mac output sources, I may sell them. I know they are geared for added Apple Services purchases but I want full Mac integration. I got them for less than half price, not worth full price in current use to me. I think Apple should add more functions or a lower price option to sell these. With an Apple Match subscription, are search and play functions to your music in the Cloud the same that Apple Music offers (without access to streaming music at Apple, of course) ?? Also why is this the only Apple product without it's own forum here?